WHRY’S Undergraduate Fellows Focus on the Future
Each year, Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and science. Through the WHRY fellowship these interests are infused with an appreciation for the role sex and gender differences have in medicine allowing them to integrate women’s health into their academic pursuits.
National Registry May Reduce Mortality Among Alloimmunized People with Sickle Cell Disease
A nationwide red blood cell alloantibody exchange could reduce mortality among alloimmunized individuals with sickle cell disease, according to study results presented at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition. Use of a national system to share data from blood transfusions also could reduce the cost of care for this population, investigators concludedSource: Healio
Sickle Cell Cure will be Cost-Effective if Health Disparities Considered -Study Finds
Dec 13 (Reuters) - Multimillion-dollar gene therapies being tested for sickle cell disease will be cost-effective in the United States if health disparities tied in part to decreased access to healthcare are taken into account, researchers said at a meeting of blood-disease specialists.Source: Reuters
The Unknown Puts Offspring At Risk Of Sickle Cell Disease
Most Connecticut residents who carry a trait for sickle cell disease don’t know it, resulting in thousands of people unwittingly risking having a child born with the debilitating illness, according to sickle cell disease specialists.Source: CT News Junkie
Yale Researchers Explore Mindfulness-Based Treatments to Address Chronic Pain and Improve Health Outcomes in Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease
For individuals with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), pain can be a pervasive aspect of everyday life, affecting both physical and mental health. An ongoing study in collaboration with the Yale Sickle Cell Program is set to examine the efficacy of mindfulness-based treatments (MBT) to address pain and improve quality of life for SCD patients. Led by Zachary Harvanek, MD, PhD, John Roberts, MD, Ariadna Forray, MD, and Michael Crowley, PhD, “Neural Correlates of Pain, Resiliency, and Mindfulness in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease” will explore neural markers of chronic pain in patients with SCD and assess whether MBT can improve both chronic pain and SCD in this population.
How Studying Cellular Senescence Can Help Researchers Learn to Delay Aging
Chronic inflammation, one of the major hallmarks of aging, is thought to be partly caused by senescent cells that may accumulate in older individuals. Now, Yale researchers have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Cellular Senescence Network Program (SenNet) to study these specialized cells.